"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Lord, I'll go! Send me.'" ~ Isaiah 6:8
We are ready! Here we are Lord, equipped and fully funded! Huge praises to our God for providing $1700 for each of us to go! Where God guides, He provides. He truly is who He says He is, Jehova Jireh, our provider.
We had a great team meeting yesterday. We brushed up on the evangelistic tools we will be using in Baja; our 2 minute miracle, The God Test, and One Verse Evangelism.
The 2 Minute Miracle is our testimony in 2 minutes. We briefly described what our life was like before we knew Jesus as our Lord and Savior, how we came to know Him, and how our life is different since coming to know Him.
The God Test is a tool designed by Rice Broocks, one of the founders of Every Nation. This tool is our conversation starter. So we might approach somebody and say, "Hi, my friends and I are doing a survey of people's thoughts and feelings about God, can we ask you a few questions?" Then we proceed with The God Test, which has 10 questions that will help us understand what they believe.
One-Verse Evangelism is our final tool. The Gospel is most powerful when it is shared with love, clarity, and simplicity. My favorite part is that you only have to remember one verse, Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." After you write the verse on a piece of paper or a napkin, you just break it down going word by word and drawing a picture like the one below. The link below will teach you how to use this tool step by step and guide someone to a place of decision about receiving forgiveness for their sin.
This team is equipped and fully-funded! All that is left now is to do the laundry and pack our bags. My next post will be a testimony celebrating God's faithful provision with one of our team members. On a logistical note, the team will be meeting at the church at 6am on Wednesday June 8 and departing by 6:30. We would be honored if you come to send us off! Melissa Brocato, the best missions coordinator EVER will be sacrificing her morning to drive us to the Atlanta airport. May God bless her for ALL she does behind the scenes!